Agrium announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an expansion at its nitrogen facility in ?xml:namespace>
The expansion project will add a new urea production unit of approximately 610,000 tonnes, of which approximately 100,000 tonnes will be Diesel Emission Fuel (“DEF”) grade urea. The project will also increase the annual ammonia capacity for the facility by approximately 145,000 tonnes, bringing the total annual gross ammonia capacity to approximately 635,000 tonnes.
Construction will fully commence in March 2014, with completion expected in the second half of 2015. During this construction period, the